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Your best starting 11 of the last decade


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I'd have a 4-3-1-2 formation..

Casillas

Cafu, Cannavaro, Maldini, Roberto Carlos

Figo, Xavi, Zidane

Ronaldinho

Fat Ronaldo and Messi

What would your starting 11 be? People would question having Figo, but the guy was a great player!

Thought about having Davie Weir at the centre of a 5 man defence.. Gone for a more attacking line-up though.

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-----------------------Van Der Sar-------------------------

Cafu----------Lucio-----------------Vidic-------------Carlos

-----------------------------------------------------------

--------------------Xavi--------Zidane--------------------

--------------------------Ronaldinho--------------------------

----------------------------------------------------C. Ronaldo

----------Messi---------------------------------------------

-------------------------------Ronaldo----------------------

everyone from the midfield forward, bar Ronaldinho, got on there without so much as a 2nd though, Ronaldinho could have been Rivaldo or Iniesta... but went with Ronaldinho for sheer entertainment value.

Carlos and Cafu for me, terrorised world cups the way they got up and down the wings.

Van Der Sar/Lucio/Vidic could have been others, Maldini for example will be a choice for most, but i picked they 3 o nthe basis of reaching a peak in form. Most notably the season when United conceeded just 24 goals and ripped up the record books, and Lucio for me has always been a stand out CB when it really counts, most notibly Mourinhos 2nd season at inter when they won the treble, Lucio was as good as you get.

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Picking one team is borderline impossible.

You would need to have a A, A-1 & probably even an A-2 team just to include all the players who deserve to be included.

GK: Kahn, Van Der Saar, Buffon

RB: Thuram, Cafu, Neville

CB: Cannavaro, Nesta, Puyol, Lucio, Vidic

LB: Roberto Carlos, Maldini, Lizarazu

RM: Figo, C Ronaldo

CM: Zidane, Xavi, Makalele, Scholes Viera, Iniesta

LM: Nedved, Giggs, Seedorf, Pires

FWD: Van Nistelrooy, Ronaldo, Henry, Messi, Raul, Totti, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho

And there are probably a number of guys who I have forgotten about too.

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-----------------------Van Der Sar-------------------------

Cafu----------Lucio-----------------Vidic-------------Carlos

-----------------------------------------------------------

--------------------Xavi--------Zidane--------------------

--------------------------Ronaldinho--------------------------

----------------------------------------------------C. Ronaldo

----------Messi---------------------------------------------

-------------------------------Ronaldo----------------------

everyone from the midfield forward, bar Ronaldinho, got on there without so much as a 2nd though, Ronaldinho could have been Rivaldo or Iniesta... but went with Ronaldinho for sheer entertainment value.

Carlos and Cafu for me, terrorised world cups the way they got up and down the wings.

Van Der Sar/Lucio/Vidic could have been others, Maldini for example will be a choice for most, but i picked they 3 o nthe basis of reaching a peak in form. Most notably the season when United conceeded just 24 goals and ripped up the record books, and Lucio for me has always been a stand out CB when it really counts, most notibly Mourinhos 2nd season at inter when they won the treble, Lucio was as good as you get.

This is almost identical to the team I would pick. i would put Ineista in instead of Ronaldinho though. I would also go for 3 at the back dropping Lucio and put an extra midfielder of Paul Scoles.

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Its a shame that Ronaldo is referred to these days as fat Ronaldo.

He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen. If things in his career went a bit differently such as injury and not loosing the 1998 world cup imo he would be classed in the same league as pele and maradona (for me he was as good as them)

Stillmy favourite player of all time

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Its a shame that Ronaldo is referred to these days as fat Ronaldo.

He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen. If things in his career went a bit differently such as injury and not loosing the 1998 world cup imo he would be classed in the same league as pele and maradona (for me he was as good as them)

Stillmy favourite player of all time

he was fat though :lol:

best player ever to play the game imo. Only lacked consistancy due to injuries.

even when he was fat he was still astounding though...

not a bad hatrick for a chubby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyLmas6tUw

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I think it's always quite sad to see people forgetting how good Mendieta was in his prime at Valencia.

I'd always find room for him in the team of my lifetime.

Best 11 of the past decade. Mendiata was well out his prime 10 years ago.

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.............kahn....................

cafu maldini lucio lizarazu

..............viera...................

.......xavi.........zidane......

..ronaldiniho..henry......

...............messi...............

subs :

schmichael

r.carlos

thuram

heirro

figo

cambiasso

scholes

c.vieri

fat ronaldo

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No way you could name a best team of the past decade. Too many brilliant players. Just have a team involving Zidane, Messi, Henry and the proper Ronaldo with any other 7 players. Simple.

henry is way overrated, doesnt deserve by a long shot to be mentioned in the same class as messi zidane and ronaldo

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Picking one team is borderline impossible.

Can't disagree with that! Like you say, you'd need to pick 3 teams to get all the best ones in.

Makelele or Viera should be in my lineup as defensive midfielders but I just cannot find space for them! Impossible choice.

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Would anyone have Rivaldo in their line-up? Or even Drogba or Torres? Maybe the latter 2 haven't shown enough consistency to be worthy..

i mentioned in mine that it was a toss up realy between Rivaldo, Ronaldinho & Iniesta.

Really could have been any of the 3, but in the end i think Ronaldinho just had a more memorable brilliance than the other 2, and more entertaining.

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Picking one team is borderline impossible.

You would need to have a A, A-1 & probably even an A-2 team just to include all the players who deserve to be included.

GK: Kahn, Van Der Saar, Buffon

RB: Thuram, Cafu, Neville

CB: Cannavaro, Nesta, Puyol, Lucio, Vidic

LB: Roberto Carlos, Maldini, Lizarazu

RM: Figo, C Ronaldo

CM: Zidane, Xavi, Makalele, Scholes Viera, Iniesta

LM: Nedved, Giggs, Seedorf, Pires

FWD: Van Nistelrooy, Ronaldo, Henry, Messi, Raul, Totti, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho

And there are probably a number of guys who I have forgotten about too.

Thats a complete list of all my favourite players from that generation. Nedved was so underrated. however I would have Batistuta instead of Henry a proper goal machine.

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